Came back from the library (story time for the kids) to find that Obama was trailing Clinton by 3. Why? I can come up with two reasons:
1. Hillary cried.
2. In the privacy of the voting booth, many Americans will not vote for a black man.
Neither explanation reflects well on us as a nation. A less plausible reason, but what I would rather believe, is that with the polls putting Obama comfortably ahead, many independents chose to cast their vote for McCain, and that effect snowballed.